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Hans Hutter

Hans Hutter

Dutch and European patent attorney & Of Counsel
I am a Dutch and European patent attorney as well as an Of Counsel at NLO. I was a partner at NLO for many years and now I offer my experience and expertise as an advisor to our firm.


  • Computers/Software
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Telecommunications

For more than 30 years I was active for NLO. As a partner, I led a team comprising nine patent attorneys and trainees, most of whom specialise in telecommunications. Together, we assisted one of the most successful telecom giants to develop a strong and valuable European patent portfolio that generates licensing revenue and protects its R&D.

Hans Hutter is a go-to for leading players in the telecoms industry.
IAM Patent 1000 - edition 2019

I received my patent attorney training from the Dutch “Octrooiraad” (the Dutch Patent Office) and have discovered that patent law suits me to a tee. I thrive on working on big, complex patent cases and am regularly involved in (preparations for) litigation between major players in the industry. I am also well versed in and enjoy conducting opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office.


  • MSc in Electrical Engineering (Cum Laude), University of Twente (the Netherlands). 
  • PhD in the History of Science and Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands)